France։ Turkey militarily involved in Karabakh hostilities

France։ Turkey militarily involved in Karabakh hostilities

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey is militarily involved in Nagorno-Karabakh hostilities, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a hearing of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, October 7, L'Orient-Le Jour reports.

"This threatens to lead to the internationalization of the conflict, which we are doing our best to avoid," Le Drian said.

"France has repeatedly stated its position. It wants all parties to realize that they must end all hostilities as soon as possible without any preconditions and start negotiations."

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey, launched a large-scale offensive against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27, shelling Armenian positions and civilian settlements with large caliber weapons and rocket systems. Armenia and Karabakh have introduced martial law and total mobilization. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. International and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support Karabakh amid Azerbaijan's aggression.

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